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Parramatta's salary cap woes: a timeline

AAP logoAAP 20/10/2016

* May 21, 2015: Parramatta is fined $465,000 for breaching the main and second-tier salary caps for both their NRL and under-20 teams. NRL threaten loss of four points for 2016.

* March 2, 2016 - The club avoids four-point penalty over earlier salary-cap breaches after making core governance changes

* March 9 - Reports emerge of leaked documents alleging the club manipulated third-party player deals, prompting the NRL to investigate.

* May 3: Parramatta are issued with a breach notice for systemic rorting of the salary cap, stripping them of 12 premiership points and fining them $1 million. The club also faced having five key staffers deregistered, including chairman Steve Sharp and CEO John Boulous, for third-party breaches which have the Eels about $570,000 over the salary cap.

* May 3: Eels officials embroiled in the scandal secure a temporary court order barring the league from enacting registration sanctions.

* May 8: Injury-struck forward Anthony Watmough is jettisoned as the club attempts to shave $570,000 off their books.

* May 10: Hooker Nathan Peats also leaves as a result of the crisis.

* May 16: Former Eels superstar Jarryd Hayne claims to knows nothing about receiving off-the-record payments of nearly $500,000 when he was at the NRL club.

* May 17: NSW police confirm they are looking at documents pertaining to the NRL club's salary-cap breaches.

* June 7: The provisional suspensions of five officials are upheld by the NSW Supreme Court.

* June 9: Police officially launch formal investigations into allegations of fraud.

* July 9: The NRL confirms Parramatta will lose 12 competition points and are fined $1 million.

* July 10: Fresh allegations of impropriety surface, with reports then-Eels employee Peter Nolan handed over cash to star playmaker Corey Norman in a western Sydney car park.

* July 11: Allegations emerge Peats was offered a third-party agreement on a cafe napkin while Will Hopoate reportedly received at least $50,000 in off-the-book payments.

* July 19: The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority announces it will replace the Eels board with a temporary administrator. The decision effectively removed the Eels football club board as well as the two boards mirror each other.

* July 29: Parramatta agree to release troubled star Kieran Foran from the remainder of his NRL contract.

* Aug 3: The Eels fail to land former star Hayne, who joins the Gold Coast upon his return from stints in the NFL and with the Fijian rugby sevens team.

* Aug 4: Parramatta withdraw their appeal against sanctions imposed by the NRL for salary-cap breaches.

* Sept 7: Parramatta appoint former Sydney Roosters boss Bernie Gurr as the Eels' new CEO.

* October 20: Three Sydney properties associated with four player managers are raided by police.

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